Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
DEFENDING INDIA'S FRONTIERS - A special report, with many exclusive illustrations, on the current status and capabilities of the Indian Air Force (Bharatya Vayu Sena), now re-equipping with modern aircraft types from European and Soviet sources.
EUROPE'S EH 101 EMERGES Newest helicopter in the air, the Westland-Agusta EH 101 is moving ahead slowly as plans are firmed up for its production in anti-submarine, tactical military transport and civil passenger-carrying variants. PACIFIC PREDATOR - The "Warbird" series this month describes the origins, characteristics and operational use of the Aichi Type 99 Carrier Bomber (code-name I/a/), one of the key types used by the Japanese Imperial Navy to make its attack on Pearl Harbor. THE MIG KILLERS OF TINKER AFB - Joe Cupido flies with the 465th TFS and photographs an unusual trio of F-4D Phantoms, all of which claimed success in combats with MiG jet fighters during their service in Vietnam. AIRSCENE - The monthly round-up of news and background to the news, presented under section headings for Military Affairs, Aircraft and Industry, Civil Affairs and new Civil Aircraft Contracts. BOEING 727 IN UNIFORM - The C-22 in service with the USAF and ANG. TALKBACK - Readers of AIR international offer comments of general interest. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles of the Boeing 737. PLANE FACTS - Answers to readers' enquiries from the AIR international tiles, describing the background to nuclear power plants for aircraft. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Morane-Saulnier Type Al (MoS 27) to the MoS (MS) 121. IN PRINT - Recent aviation literature noted. FRONT COVER - Close up of a Mil Mi-26 (NATO name Halo) in service with the Indian Air Force.